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Description: There are a few unmistakable footprints any fan of hip-hop can instantly recognize: the woodwind twist of Run DMC's "Peter Piper," Doug E. Fresh's "La Di Da Di," and the ferocious, burning, wax-and-metal battle cry of "LL Cool J is hard as hell!" on "Rock the Bells," from LL Cool J's 1986 debut, Radio. Although just a teenager at the time of this recording, LL booms with shocking authority on tracks like "I Can't Live Without My Radio" and "I Need a Beat." Rick Rubin completes the soundscape with Def Jam's early signature arena-rock guitar strangulations and mechanical ... (more)
Manufacturer: Def Jam
Release date: 18 November 1985
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0731452735225 UPC: 731452735225
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100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 music items)

"Ladies (and rap fans, too) loved cool James Big beats, small scratches, verbal agility and a whole lot of B-boy attitude were all the ingredients necessary for 18-year-old L.L. Cool J (born James Todd Smith) to turn his debut album platinum and kick-start the Def Jam hip-hop dynasty. It’s raw and often verbose, but also highly effective. Standout tracks: “I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” “Rock the Bells”"

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"September 28th Year: 1985 Genre: Golden Age Hip Hop"

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